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Sestertius with bust of Faustina II, struck under Marcus Aurelius

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Obverse: Bust of Faustina II, draped, right, with hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines, and fastened in chignon low at back of head. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA Reverse: Juno, veiled, draped, standing front, head left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; to...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Miss Rebecca Salisbury Collection; bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury to MFA, January 6, 1892

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 161–176

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 32 mm. Weight: 24.03 gm.

Accession Number

92.122

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins